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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Jun 12, 2010 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1985

I attended 23 shows in 1985, more than in any other year. But I only saw two of those shows that you mentioned as reasons why you like the year (6/27 & 7/1).

At the time, I did enjoy most of those shows that I attended, particularly the two at the Fox Theatre (10/28 & 10/29), as well as 11/1 in Richmond.

Unfortunately, I cant agree with you, and I now find it rather difficult listening to any of that stuff. Many folks consider the Hershey show on 6/28 to be a great performance. I think it sucked!

For whatever reason, I no longer enjoy the music the band performed after 1981. But just for nostagia, I am streaming the Supplication Jam from 11/10 right now...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-11-10.sbd.barbella.12264.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Jim F Date: Jun 13, 2010 10:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1985

I am also in the "I don't like to listen past 81" category. But at least I'm moving up, before I used to say I don't listen beyond 79 or 80.

I like the "best of the worst" description.

11/21/85 is probably the only show from the whole year that I could actually tell you most of the setlist. I am notorious for an extreme lack of knowledge of 80's/90's GD. Sure there's some "good" stuff in there, but as a guy who has every setlist and note from 66-77 or so memorized, the 80's and 90's just don't really do it for me. I mean I can listen to it if I "have" to, I'm not gonna get up and yell "turn that crap OFF!" I don't hate those years, and I don't begrudge those who do like those years, they're just not for me. I spend most my time in the 72-74 range, with extended vacations in the 68-71 and 76-78 eras.

So my answer is no, I do not like 1985.

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Poster: darkstar041472 Date: Jun 13, 2010 6:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1985

I use to think of the '85 Hershey show as fantastic.

I consider it horrible now.

The fact that is was a great sounding SBD back in the day of tapes probably had a lot to do with it.

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Poster: amosearle Date: Jun 13, 2010 9:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1985

I agree with you on the Fox Theater shows. I had great fun there. At the time I was impressed by the performances. It was a peak time for my having the freedom to go to shows, but now I rarely listen to that era as I'm much more happy with pre '81. Most of the 80's shows I listen to now have some connection to particular songs or were shows I attended. I can't remember the last time I listened all the way through an 80's show.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jun 13, 2010 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 1985

Count me as a third that had great fun at those Fox shows but never listens to those shows unless pops up in a review, thread or TDIH and even then I seldom make it all the way through.